A 21-year-old divorced girl was shot dead by her cousin who alleged that she had a suspicious character, in the locality of Dhoop Sarri in the Sheikhupura district, The Express Tribune has learnt.
The deceased girl, Mehwish, had married Imran, a resident of Bhikhi, but Imran divorced her some time ago claiming that she had a suspicious character, said Investigation Officer (IO) Nawaz Bhatti.
Police said that Karamat, cousin of the deceased, entered the house of the girl’s late father and opened fire on her after exchanging some harsh words with her and telling her that she was the cause of insult for his family.
An FIR was registered at Police Station Housing Colony on the complaint of Kausar Bibi, mother of the deceased, against Karamat on the charge of section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code, said Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Zahid Khan.
The girl was buried after an autopsy was conducted at the District Headquarter Hospital’s postmortem house, but no arrest has been made yet, the police officials stated.
The SHO and the IO claimed that various raids have been conducted in different places but all in vain, however they claimed that the accused will be arrested shortly and all possible measures have been adopted in this regard.